History of Riding Boots

**This originally appeared in the 2016 September/October issue of Horse & Style Magazine.** I can’t believe the time has come, and we’re at the end of our History of Equestrian Style journey. We started at the top with the helmet and worked our way down. All that’s left is the history of riding boots, an[…]

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Travel + Paul & Lydia

I came across Paul & Lydia, an equestrian-inspired handbag and accessory brand, quite some time ago. I am the happy owner of multiple of their products and could not be more pleased with them. If you follow me on Instagram (@marylandequestrian), then you know that I recently took a trip to Mexico. Unless we’re traveling[…]

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Rebecca Ray Giveaway

I’m so excited to be partnering with Rebecca Ray Designs for a series of giveaways!!! We will host one each month for the next three! Up for February is this gorgeous red wrap bracelet! Entering is easy. Head over to my Instagram @marylandequestrian to follow Rebecca Ray Designs and like the giveaway photo – that’s[…]

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History of Breeches

*This article originally appeared in the July/August issue of Horse & Style Magazine!* If you’ve been following my “History of…” articles, then you know that just about every piece of the riding habit had its origins in foxhunting. Well, we’re about to change that! Breeches were actually first developed in India by polo players. Well,[…]

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History of the Ratcatcher

This article originally appeared in the May/June edition of Horse & Style Magazine. It’s the next installment of “History of Equestrian Style!” Like all pieces of the riding habit, the history of the ratcatcher, (also known as the show shirt or the informal hunt shirt), is one laced in mystery and intrigue. No one knows[…]

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Cassiano Designs Q + A – Part II

Today we’re back with Cassiano Designs for a Q&A with owner/designer, Janelle Cassiano! Do you have a background in jewelry and design? I believe I have always had an eye for fashion and a natural desire to create. I remember looking at buildings and cars as a young girl and studying the lines and creating[…]

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Cassiano Designs – Part I

Simple. Classic. Intriguing. That’s what you’ll find with Cassiano Designs, a luxe jewelry boutique that specializes in making you feel beautiful every single day. “Cassiano Designs is dedicated to designing classic and unique pieces for the modern woman. Women who wear our designs are beautiful inside and out, stylish, independent, confident, and successful. The modern[…]

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History of the Hunt Coat

*This article originally appeared in Horse & Style Magazine’s March/April issue. I wrote it for their “History of Equestrian Style” series! While the origin of the very first riding jacket is unknown, we do know that jackets currently worn by English-disciplined equestrians evolved from the coats initially worn by foxhunters. It is widely thought that[…]

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History of the Riding Helmet

*This article originally appeared in Horse & Style Magazine earlier this year as part of their “History of Equestrian Style” series!* “Every Ride, Every Time.” That’s the motto most of us equestrians live by when it comes to our helmets. Keeping our noggins safe is our number one priority, but that wasn’t always the case.[…]

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